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b string?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Cat, Jul 11, 2001.

  1. Cat


    Apr 5, 2000
    Penn State
    is it possible to get a set of strings for a 5 string bass and put the B-E-A-D strings on my 4 string bass? just to let you know i have a ibanez which is quite small, can the neck handle the extra tension? will it sound decent?
  2. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    It'll be fine, but you'll have to take the bass to a competant tech to get the nut filed to the correct size so the string will fit in.

    So you know, the B string has less tension than the G string...so the neck will get less tension that if strung standard.
  3. DaveB


    Mar 29, 2000
    Toronto Ontario
    I strung my '75 P BEAD for awhile and it sounded great..better than I expected it would. I switched back after a few months( because my main 5 string is a RB5) But if you want 5 string bottom without buying a 5 string then going BEAD is a very viable alternative. And if you don't like it you can have a EADG nut re-installed easily.

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